Ali asks that counsel read her motion with as much care as she uses while choosing her words. She then again states that she does not intend to disparage the Applicants in the previously mentioned forums, and adds a new one. Ali doesn't intend to wear a sandwich board and pass out leaflets on Brooks Street either, just in case someone else does and the Tweedle twins decide to blame her for that too. Hmmm... the list of things Ali doesn't intend to do, but which the Tweedles may think are possibilities, could be endless (and very entertaining!) I'll leave the list of things that Ali could intend to do to disparage the applicants that she hasn't included on her list up to all of you readers in the comments section. Since our Tweedle pals are such fans of this blog, you can help them write their next motion in this battle by giving them ideas!
Ali also doesn't intend to hypothesize the intentions of other parties in the case. I guess that means she doesn't own a crystal ball, or maybe it's a Magic 8 Ball that Phil the Psychic uses in his mind reading tricks?
She also tries to clear up a little of their confusion regarding just what is being argued here. I think they got so far off track in their last motion that they're having a hard time recalling what the argument was about before they turned it into a third party whine fest. Maybe they lost track, but the rest of us haven't, despite their ridiculous antics designed to distract attention from the real issue. The real issue here is why the Applicants felt the necessity to spend over $300,000 on state and federal lobbyists in 2009 when PATH is such a "sure thing". Ali asks, “'Why should intervenors and this Commission be constricted so severely to PJM's figuring of future forecasts, as Applicants have repeatedly asked for, when the Applicants themselves have shown such
hesitation to heavily rely on them, as evidenced by their 2009 $300,000 hedge of civic, political, and related activities?' If this issue of need were such a sweet pitch, to be hit out of the park, Applicants would not be constantly reminding this Commission of FERC's backstopping authority. There would be no need, backstops are for the wild pitches."
Why, Tweedle twins, why?
Will the ticked-off Tweedle twins issue a Response to Haverty's Response to Applicants' Response to Motion to Compel? Will Ali then pen a Response to Applicants' Response to Haverty's Response to Applicants' Response to Motion to Compel? Or will the PSC Commissioners finally issue their response and cancel this soap opera? Find out next week on The (not so) Secret Storm...